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Holiday Dips and Bites

No Comments | Written on December 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Holiday parties are in full swing!  Many of us will be entertaining guests over the next few weeks from now through New Year’s Eve.  I am always on the lookout for new and exciting crowd-pleasing appetizers to serve.

This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend a Hellmann’s Holidays tasting event with celebrity chef Tim Love!  He shared some of his favorite quick and easy holiday dips and spreads to help make your party a huge success.


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Curried Hummus

No Comments | Written on December 4, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Hummus is a healthy and delicious dip or spread that has risen to popularity over the past several years.  This high-protein and high-fiber snack can be a blank canvas for your favorite flavors.

In this version I added toasted cumin seeds and curry powder to create Curried Hummus!

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Cannellini Bean Appetizer Spread

No Comments | Written on September 4, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Hosting a get-together this weekend?   Time to start thinking about appetizers and small bites to offer your guests.  I love this “Cannellini Bean Appetizer Spread” because it comes together quickly and tastes even better the next day.   Whip up a batch tonight and you will be all set for the weekend!

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Muhammara – Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Walnut Dip

1 Comment | Written on July 14, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This is it, I have found my new favorite go-to party dip.  It’s easy to prepare, brimming with flavor, and unique!

This “Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Walnut Dip” is a long way of describing “Muhammara” – a dip with Middle Eastern roots that is sure to be a hit at your next party.

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Super “Bread” Bowl Dips

1 Comment | Written on January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am , by

Getting ready for the Super Bowl this weekend?  It sure is hopping here in New York City!  The city is jam packed with visitors and it seems like everyone is throwing parties, even before the big game!  Even Times Square is shut down for a street party they are calling “Super Bowl Boulevard.

I wanted to get in the Super Bowl spirit with two different dip-in-a-bread-bowl recipes.  One to celebrate the Denver Broncos and one in honor of the Seattle Seahawks.

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Vegan Artichoke and Roasted Cumin Dip

2 Comments | Written on May 22, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

The easy recipe uses only a handful of ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry.  It blends up in seconds and also just happens to be Vegan!

I think this dip is perfect for parties because it pleases all palates and dietary needs.  Plus, how can you go wrong with a recipe that is ready to serve in about 60 seconds?!

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Peperonata Dip

1 Comment | Written on March 19, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

This spicy and smoky concoction of stewed red peppers and tomatoes has become my new favorite go to recipe!  It’s so much more than a dip.  It can be a sandwich spread, a pizza topping, a burger condiment…the list goes on and on.   Did I mention it’s vegan and gluten-free?  Believe me, you need to try peperonata!

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How to Make Guacamole

3 Comments | Written on February 23, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

This recipe for fresh guacamole is so good, it could win an Oscar!  Literally…

On Sunday when the Academy hand out their annual awards, I am most excited to see who wins the “Animated Short” category.  Sure, I’ll be excited to see Hugh Jackman looking dapper, and thrilled to find out who takes home Best Picture, but this little category is of particular interest to foodies this year!   

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Super Simple Super Bowl Cheese Dip

1 Comment | Written on January 18, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

You can’t get much easier than a two ingredient dip.  When it comes to the big game, sometimes you need to refill the snacks, STAT!    This recipe can be whipped up in minutes and it is sure to satisfy hungry Super Bowl guests.

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Spiked Guacamole and a Photography Tutorial!

11 Comments | Written on October 4, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Today I am excited to show you not only how to make this delicioso “Tequila Spiked Guacamole” but I also have a few easy tips for styling and photographing your food at home.  I promise you don’t need a fancy camera or a degree from Le Cordon Bleu!

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